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hawaiilee03 commented on picture ID 53292.

Maybe I found it, a triangulate cobweaver, Steatoda triangulosa?... Discussion Thread

February 15, 2019
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AlexZuck commented on picture ID 53279.

any idea on this guy? looks mean!... Discussion Thread

February 15, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53173.

Wow! That's an opilione arachnid in genus Eurybunus. They're so purple plastic looking! Thanks for submitting the photo, it's awesome! I'll try to narrow it down to species level.... Discussion Thread

February 15, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53223.

Maybe Hentzia sp.... Discussion Thread

February 15, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53233.

This one is probably genus Neoscona. These may take us a bit longer than usual. We do appreciate having great photos submitted. I'll do my best to work quickly.... Discussion Thread

February 15, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53255.

I'm not sure if this one is a spider or an opilione arachnid. I'll try to ID it either way. Your photos are beautiful!... Discussion Thread

February 15, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53267.

Hi, it's Dysdera crocata. The visible fangs point toward each other. The fangs mechanically move in the horizontal plane to pinch together through round-bodied prey. I haven't actually seen one before either.... Discussion Thread

February 15, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53211.

Maybe Araneus. She looks similar to Araneus pratensis.... Discussion Thread

February 15, 2019
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Reboticon commented on picture ID 53267.

Anyone know what kind of spider this is?... Discussion Thread

February 15, 2019
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hdmiller commented on picture ID 53211.

Nescona sp?... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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Tar123456 commented on picture ID 53187.

Yeah that could be haven't seen the other spider at all. Also just on vacation so no idea how long it's been there... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 47913.

She's an orbweaver, I don't know which species. Possibly genus Nephila.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 19985.

Yes, she's Araneus bicentenarius.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 24143.

Hi, it looks like an orbweaver in her defensive position. I'm not sure which species, I think her genus is Neoscona.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 52869.

What can I do to help? I had attempted contact a couple of weeks ago, but didn't get a response. I was trying to find out if this is an independent nonprofit capable of fundraising and making new contacts for volunteers or if it is a project of an institution that could allocate more personnel to help with final IDs or the computing work. I hope we have the site's copyright independent of admi... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53183.

Hi, she does look like Dolomedes triton carrying her egg sack. The spiderlings might be near hatching, there is texture to the egg sack that could be their bodies pressing outwards.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53173.

The purple thing looks like plastic. Is there a spider in the photo?... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 16955.

Dysdera crocata. The long fangs are an adaptation for catching pillbugs/woodlice/sowbugs/rollypollies.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 16493.

This might be Pisaurina mira.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 12212.

This is one of the crab spider species.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 19903.

This looks like a female fishing spider acrobatically pulling her egg sack with her chelacerae. They usually carry the egg sack under their cephalothorax. In the photo her underside (dorsal side) is facing the camera. It is thought that they carry the eggs below their bodies to guard them from parasitic wasps.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 22072.

This might be a dark fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 33329.

And that's why she wasn't fond of the nickname "Mr Bojangles." She is right to withhold the rent payments, What kind of slumlord doesn't even finish putting up the sheetrock?! You can call her by her formal name, Argiope aurantia in the eviction notice. If she stays to work on her career as a pianist you can call her by her stage name, Yellow Orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 33498.

Hi, she's a gravid Neoscona crucifera. The female orbweavers are much larger than the males developmentally. Their abdomens also stretch quite a bit as their eggs develop. It will shrink down to a more normal size once she's deposited her eggs into egg sacks.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 33612.

This orbweaver looks like Neoscona crucifera. She might be wrapping silk around prey on the leaf.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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firsttimer commented on picture ID 53195.

Hi, thanks for your reply. I don't have the entire spider, just a few broken parts. I will try to post them... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 31800.

Hi, she is an orbweaver. Possibly Neoscona domiciliorum.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 31782.

Hi, this is a species of crab spider.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 31499.

It might be a male Araneus marmoreus.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 24729.

Hi, it is shaped like a jumping spider. I can't find another with the same markings yet.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 36446.

Hi, I think this is a kind of crab spider.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 38346.

Hi, she might be Neoscona crucifera.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 38742.

Neoscona crucifera or Eriophora ravilla.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 52060.

Hi, this might be a dark fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53141.

Gasteracantha kuhli?... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53167.

Yes, I agree that she is a gravid Steatoda grossa.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53187.

It might be a spider in genus Pholcus. It may be trapped in the web of a cobweaver spider (family Theridiidae). It may have been paralysed already by the other spider.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53195.

Hi, do you have a photo of the entire spider also? That helps us identify the gender, age, and species from markings, arrangement and number of eyes, and hairs, colors, and physical characteristics. The site isn't programmed in a way in which you can add additional photos to an original posting. You can, however, post photos individually with notes that they go together. A collage of photos co... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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firsttimer commented on picture ID 53195.

The photo of the jaws and fangs from a dead body of spider. I am hoping that the size of the fangs will indicate which size of spider it was.... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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Kenzie162 commented on picture ID 53175.

What kind of spider is this?... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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Tar123456 commented on picture ID 53187.

Found in the corner of the bedroom and very skinny hasn't moved and an unorganized web... Discussion Thread

February 14, 2019
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tk209 commented on picture ID 53181.

Does anyone know what kind of spider this is?... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 33226.

I think it is genus Neoscona.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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MikeDee commented on picture ID 53179.

I'm thinking Tigrosa?... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 29398.

Hi, your spider may be a shamrock orbweaver, Araneus trifolium.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 38314.

Hi, it could also be Eriophora ravilla, a tropical orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 39445.

Hi, she might be a long-jawed orbweaver in genus Tetragnatha.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 45661.

Yes, you appear to have killed a long-legged sac spider, Cheiracanthum mildei.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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SamKoerner commented on picture ID 52751.

Thank you for sharing, I have not been able to identity it yet, still searching. My son had what looked like an insect or spider bite on his leg a while back. Then I see this hideous thing running through the living room. Can't help but think it is what got him. He is fine, no issues from the bite other than being itchy for a day.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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roses commented on picture ID 52751.

What I experienced........ Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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roses commented on picture ID 52751.

I’ve been trying to find what this all black 8 leg spider is since 10/2018. I am in a ground floor 2 bedroom apartment w/patio for 8 yrs. Was watching tv at 3 am when suddenly seen very Lg black spot on ceiling heading towards over top my bed. It’s size including leg span was the size of a 50 cent piece. Never ever seen anything like it.I discovered a few things about it. It had excellen... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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Larry commented on picture ID 53064.

Thanks for the conformation - I'm just new to Spider stuff.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 19212.

Hi, she looks like a brown widow, Latrodectus geometricus, with a color variation (the orange is pale).... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 53165.

Hi, these are not spiders, what looks like a fourth pair of legs are actually antennae. These are Wheel Bug nymphs.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 25372.

Hi, your beautiful spider looks like a shamrock orbweaver, Araneus trifolium. They usually don't have so much red color to their legs or abdomen. The legs usually look white and black (very dark red) banded.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 29136.

Hi, I think she's a shamrock orbweaver, Araneus trifolium. They have black and white banded legs and the abdomen can be peach-colored and fuzzy. The colors of their abdomens can vary a lot, which makes it hard to identify them from looking at guide photos.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 45850.

Hi, your spider looks like Cheiracanthum mildei, a long-legged sac spider.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 36912.

She might be Neoscona crucifera, a Hentz orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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lsampson18 commented on picture ID 28963.

By the end of last summer I had about 8 huge webs from the tree limbs all the way to the ground. My yard was a maze to walk around. It was pretty scary. Thanks for the comment now I can look them up.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 40088.

Hi, this looks like a Dolomedes tenebrosus to me also. We may just have fewer sightings in September because people spend less time doing recreational activities near water in Autumn. If the people aren't where the spiders are there isn't as many sightings. I participated in some citizen science projects last year keeping track of my sightings of certain types of animals. The sightings map loo... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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STS commented on picture ID 50703.

Zoropsis spinimana... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 17981.

Hi, nothing to fear here. This is probably an orb weaver kind of spider. They make the big round webs that look like the spiderweb emoji. Their primary prey is large flying insects. The immature females eat smaller flying insects. They will bite in self-defense in the way a bumble bee will sting if you molest it. Their bite is said to be similar to a bee sting in pain and medical reaction a... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 19748.

She might be a tropical orbweaver, Eriophora ravilla.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 20847.

Hi, I think it is a white-banded fishing spider, Dolomedes albineus, also.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 23995.

Hi, yes this is Peucetia viridans. The intended victim is interesting too. It looks like a wasp. Some species of wasps parasitise spiders or their eggs, so turnabout is fair play.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 24039.

Hi, she definitely is an orbweaver. She might be Neoscona crucifera. Other people's cameras have often focused on the web or the substrate surface instead of the spider too. I don't know how to adjust for that, I'm experimenting. From what I've read while shopping for clip-on cell phone lenses, most cell cameras autofocus at the same depth.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 24239.

Hi, she looks like a furrow orbweaver, Larinioides cornutus. I saw a lot of orbweaver webs on fences in alligator habitats recently in Florida. Many flying insects breed and emerge from still waters like swamps, it makes sense for spiders that prey on flying insects to surround a place like that... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 24295.

Hi, yes she's an orb (round) web weaver. I can tell you that she's a female. The males don't make the big orb webs. If you see a male on one of the edge of an orb web it's because he is trying to mate with the female that made it. The image doesn't have enough detail for us to give you an ID with confidence. A common orbweaver in South Carolina is Neoscona crucifera. A common name is Hentz or... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 28963.

Those bad boys are actually bad girls..Hentz orbweavers, Neoscona crucifera. The males are normal sized but the females display gigantism according to research into how they develop. The males have a lot to fear!... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 28477.

Hi, yes she looks like Neoscona crucifera.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 29266.

Probably Neoscona crucifera, a Hentz orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 30085.

From this photo, it is guess it is most likely Dolomedes albineus, as you both guess.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 30083.

Hi, the photo isn't clear enough for an accurate ID. It probably is a fishing spider from the way it is sprawled against a tree.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 31514.

Neoscona, I'm not sure of the species...... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 36538.

Hi, your spider might be in genus Gea.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 45234.

Hi, I think it is, I'm not positive either. I need more personal experience with the wolf spiders and it sure is hard to find anyone who wants to go big spider hunting with me!... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 47953.

a wolf spider, possibly genus Hogna.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 48842.

Hi, she could be genus Tigrosa. You got a great photo of the eyes, but I don't know if Hogna and Tigrosa are significantly different in eye arrangement.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 49617.

Hi, this is a wolf spider, probably genus Hogna.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 46176.

Hi, sorry the photo isn't clear enough for an identification. I know it is hard to photograph little spiders, I just failed to get some clear spider photos I really wanted yesterday. If it looked like a crab, it probably was a crab spider. They move and hunt like crabs too.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 47337.

Hi, yes this looks like Leucage argyrobapta, a mabel orchard orbweaver.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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lumbocanensis commented on picture ID 52504.

No, they have on different genus... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53133.

Hi, could you submit another photo? It can be done with a new posting, just note that it is the same spider. I would like to see it from a straight down angle. My tentative guess from the current photo is Steatoda triangulosa. I let the spiders stay too. They are providing a service for free. I hope they keep arachnophobes from getting too nosy in my bathroom cabinets too.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53066.

The hour glass markings on widows are on the ventral surface. Your photo is dorsal. If I'm correct that this is a western black widow, it is a juvenile. The colors and patterns vary with gender and developmental stage. Mature males have a dorsal row of orange-red marks. Mature females usually have a row of white dorsal marks like: ( ) ( ) ( ) except sideways, down the abdomen. The hou... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53064.

Hi, I think she's Araneus gemma also. Great photo! You got her eyes in the shot and an image of her gripping her prey while eating.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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Mandy1962 commented on picture ID 53066.

There are a few black widows with the hour glass but this is the 1st one ive seen this color... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 52225.

Is that a Pink Floyd reference? "I've got a SPIDER and he hasn't got a house. I don't know why. I call him Gerald."... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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HollyJ94 commented on picture ID 53133.

This spider has been in this spot under my bathroom sink for a few months now. Haven't messed with it, and decided to let it stay because it's doing a good job of getting the beetles/other bugs that are scurrying around the house. However, it does look quite intimidating... Wondering what kind it is, and if it's harmless to people and pets. Thank you!... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 53066.

Hi, it might be Latrodectus hesperus.... Discussion Thread

February 13, 2019
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Melir0x commented on picture ID 53020.

Per another comment, this is a Platycryptus undatus and is a female because it's white under the eyes... Discussion Thread

February 12, 2019
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Melir0x commented on picture ID 53022.

Thanks!... Discussion Thread

February 12, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 53125.

Hi, this looks like a Kukulcania sp., there are a few similar ones out west.... Discussion Thread

February 12, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 52941.

Hi, this is a Cobweb Spider (Theridiidae). Looks like Platnickina tincta. I need to make a page to file this when I have more time. https://bugguide.net/node/view/355953/bgimage... Discussion Thread

February 12, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 52933.

This angle definitely is not ideal. I think I recognize it though, it looks like a False Wolf Spider (Zoropsis sp.).... Discussion Thread

February 12, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 52921.

Tigrosa helluo... Discussion Thread

February 12, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 52915.

Hi, this looks like a Barn Funnel Weaver, Tegenaria domestica.... Discussion Thread

February 12, 2019
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Lovejones commented on picture ID 53119.

It is a Theraphosa I believe... Discussion Thread

February 12, 2019
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Larry commented on picture ID 53046.

Thanks - My interest in Spiders is growing. . Just reading "The Life of the Spider" by Fabre... Discussion Thread

February 12, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 53022.

Hi, this is a Tan Jumper, Platycryptus undatus.... Discussion Thread

February 12, 2019
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 53008.

Hi, I can’t make out the details as well as I’d like but this is most likely a male Ghost Spider, Hibana velox.... Discussion Thread

February 12, 2019